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Fossil specimen : SM G 283 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Mytilida

Fossil Name Modiola
Type Status Holotype
Name History


Mytilus sphinx Wills: Holotype

Registration No. G 283
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Wills, Leonard Johnston (1884-1979)
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Comments part and counterpart : (parts a-b)
Country England
Locality Griffin's South Quarry (top), Bromsgrove (1 mile S.W., quarries), Worcestershire, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Keuper (waterstones, grey shale, lift)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Ladinian Age (Triassic Period) – Early Jurassic Epoch (Jurassic Period) (237 – 201.3 Ma B.P.)


Rose, G.N. & Kent, P.E. 1955. Geological Magazine vol. xcii (3): p.478

Wills 1935 a. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association vol. xlvi (2): p.241

Wills, L.J. 1910. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association vol. xxi (1): pp.249-341, pp.265, 301 text-fig.28

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